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Hamilton Health Sciences - Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre

Project Type:
DBF - Design Build Finance
Infrastructure Type:
Children and Youth Services
Contract Price:
$70.5 million
Estimated Value for Money:
$18.5 million

About the Project

  • The project involved the construction of a new children's treatment centre that is part of Hamilton Health Sciences' McMaster Children's Hospital. The new facility is located on Wellington Street near Barton Street, across from the Regional Rehabilitation Centre
  • The Ministry of Children and Youth Services funded this project to bring together under one roof four programs that were located at Hamilton Health Sciences' Chedoke campus. The new site provides:
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders services¬†
    • Child and Youth Mental Health Program¬†
    • Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation services¬†
    • Prosthetic and Orthotic services


  • Request for Qualifications
    Sep 11, 2012
  • Short-list Bidders Selected
    Feb 04, 2013
  • Request for Proposals
    Apr 23, 2013
  • Winning Bidder Selected
    Mar 04, 2014
  • Construction Begins
    Mar 27, 2014
  • Construction Ends
    Oct 26, 2015

Latest News

Winning Bidder

PCL Partnerships: Constructor: PCL; Architect: Stantec Architecture Limited; Financial Advisor: TD Securities


  • This new facility provides family-focused service and individualized programming, depending on the needs of the child and family.
  • Highlights of the project include fully accessible design and construction, an outdoor wheeling track, a therapeutic playground and physiotherapy space.

Community And Green Benefits

  • LEED Silver

Economic Benefits

  • The Children's Health Centre was a significant economic opportunity for suppliers and contractors in Hamilton and surrounding communities. At the peak of construction, more than 120 workers were on site daily.

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